Introduction to microscopy – online resources

I realised we were lacking a list of good microscopy 101 resources for new Holden lab arrivals. Hopefully this list should be useful to others too. Thanks to the lovely sci-twitter community for pointing to or donating many of these resources.

Outstanding, comprehensive iBiology course on Microscopy (look at this first) : https://www.ibiology.org/online-biology-courses/microscopy-series/

For quick overviews:

More detailed microscopy lecture series:

Microscope manufacturer tutorials:

Other commercial resources:

Key textbooks

  • The fluorescence textbook: “Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy”by Lakowicz (on the group server)
  • Excellent single molecule protocols (a little dated but still very useful) “Single-Molecule Techniques: A Laboratory Manual“, Ed. TJ Ha